Which part of the pharynx lies posterior to the oral cavity?
Is the hard palate anterior or posterior?
Anterior to soft palate
Which structures form the hard palate?
Palatine process of the maxilla
What are three muscles which make up the floor of the mouth?
Anterior belly of digastric muscle
Which bone is found inferior to the oral cavity and floats freely?
Which surface of the tongue is the underside?
Which veins can be seen on the ventral surface of the tongue?
Which folds are found under the tongue?
What are the three pairs of major salivary glands?
Which salivary gland is found just anterior and inferior to the ear?
Which duct drains the parotid gland?
Where does it emerge?
Which salivary gland is found on the floor of the mouth?
Where do the sublingual glands drain?
What is found between the sublingual folds?
What drains here?
Submandibular glands via the submandibular ducts, which is quite confusing
What is the structure which links the ventral surface of the tongue to the floor of the mouth?
Which muscle of mastication is the parotid gland superficial to?
Which cranial nerves innervate the
a) parotid gland
b) submandibular and sublingual glands?
a) CN IX - glossopharyngeal nerve
b) CN VII - facial nerve
Which salivary glands are innervated by
a) CN VII
b) CN IX?
a) Submandibular and sublingual glands (remember that facial nerve also does the lacrimal glands)
b) Parotid glands
How does CN VII supply the submandibular and sublingual glands?
What does it hitch a ride with?
CN V3 - lingual nerve branch
Where does CN IX synapse before supplying the parotid gland?
Which kind of muscle is the tongue made up of?
Which cranial nerves supply the general sensory fibres for:
a) anterior 2/3rds of tongue
b) posterior 1/3rd?
a) CN V3
b) CN IX
Which structure in the tongue did the thyroid gland descend through during development?
via the foramen caecum
What is the foramen caecum?
Hole in the tongue where the thyroid descended during development
Through which tube did the thyroid gland descend during development?
Which direction does the larynx move in during swallowing?
Which direction do the thyroid gland and its remnants move during swallowing?
UP then DOWN
They're attached to the larynx
What are the four intrinsic muscles of the tongue?
What is the function of the extrinsic muscles of the tongue?
Change position of tongue during
What is the motor supply to the extrinsic muscles of the tongue?
What is the exception?
CN XII - hypoglossal nerve
Palatoglossus is innervated by CN VII